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Anam

Anam

Anam is a 40-year-old traditional Turkish wife and mother who lives with her family in Germany, where she works as a cleaning lady. When Anam finds out that her 20-year-old son Deniz has drifted into the drug scene and that her husband Mehmet is having an affair with a colleague, her whole world collapses around her. Although desperate, she is determined to fight and goes to look for Deniz. Instead, she finds his girlfriend Mandy who is also a drug addict. She decides to take care of the girl who is a stranger to her and finds herself confronted with an entirely unknown world. When she finally manages to track Deniz down to the cold-blooded dealer Hassain, she is rejected by him. Anam is forced to realize that, painful as it is, she can only help Deniz if he is prepared to accept her help. When Mandy dies trying to reconcile mother and son, Anam is determined to do everything she can to get her son out of the clutches of the dealer. However, now it really is a matter of life or death.
Anam is a brilliant portrait of a strong-willed mother who fights for her family and who manages to free herself of cultural restraints far away from her native country.


Buket Alakus was born in 1971 in Istanbul and grew up in Hamburg. After finishing her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Berlin in 1995, she studied Film Directing at Hamburg University\'s Institute of Theater, Music and Film from 1996-1998. Her films include: the shorts Martin (1995), Schluessel (1996), Tango (1997), Kismet (1998), her award-winning feature debut Anam (2000), Offside (Eine andere Liga, 2004), Freundinnen fuers Leben (TV, 2005), the children\'s series Kinder.de (2006), and Finnish Tango (Finnischer Tango, 2008).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2001
Director Buket Alakus
Screenplay Buket Alakus
Cinematography Marcus Lambrecht
Ann-Sophie Schweizer
Mehmet Ergin
Tamo Kunz
Cast Nursel Koese, Saskia Vester, Audrey Motaung, Patrycia Ziolkowska, Navid Akhavan, Leonard Lansink, Birol Uenel, Tayfun Bademsoy, Juelide Girisken
Producers Ralph Schwingel, Stefan Schubert
Production Company Wüste Film/Hamburg, in co-production with ZDF, ARTE, Wüste Film West/Cologne
Length 86 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Sound Technology Dolby Digital, Surround EX
Festivals Munich 2001,Tokyo 2001 (in competition), Ophuels Festival Saarbruecken 2002
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Filmbuero NW, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film
German Distributor Nighthawks Pictures GmbH & Co. KG/Berlin

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